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The Man with Two Lives

The Man with Two Lives(1942)

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Brief Synopsis

Phillip Bennett (Edward Norris) and Louise Hammond (Eleanor Lawson), engaged to be married, are returning from her home after the engagement party, and Phillip is apparently killed in an automobile accident. Dr. Clarke (Edward Keane) is called and asked to bring Phillip back to life as he has been able to do so on animals. Panino, a vicious criminal, is to be electrocuted that same night at midnight. Dr. Clarke performs his operation a few minutes before this, and as Panino dies his soul enters Phillip's body, and he lives. Phillip is brought home but seems to have amnesia, as he does not recognize any one. He goes instinctively for Panino's haunts, and gradually assumes leadership of the gang and its business. Hobart Bennet (Frederick Burton), Phillip's father, becomes worried because of his newly-developed attitude and continued absence from home. A crime wave and gang-war breaks out in the city, with many killings. Mr. Bennett and Dr. Clarke go to the gang's hideout, and both are recognized by other gangsters. They question the men regarding Phillip's connection with the gangsters, and tell them that Phillip is Bennett's son. Phillip/Panino learns of this and murders the members of the gang who have found out his identity, but doesn't know that a brother of one of the slain men also knows the secret. The brother tips the police about a robbery Phillip has planned but he escapes the trap and returns home. He kills a detective that has followed him, but is in turn killed by Dr. Clarke.

Cast & Crew

Phil Rosen Director
Edward Norris Philip Bennett
Marlo Dwyer Helen Lengel
Eleanor Lawson Louise Hammond
Frederick Burton Hobart Bennett
Addison Richards Lieutenant Bradley
Edward Keane Dr. Clark
Hugh Sothern Prof. Toller
Tom Seidel Reginald Bennett
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1942 Production Date:  WCFTR*
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Monogram Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Monogram Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  65 or 67 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  5,891    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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